When technology becomes a cultural pursuit in and of itself, our collective humanity suffers.
When a creative person or team will only accept the absolute best, the one-and-only solution for solving an aesthetic problem, the project is destined or a bumpy ride and the chances of overall success go down.
Prestige used to be about what someone did or said or created. Contemporary prestige is now about accumulation of influence.
When we presume we know how a person or a scenario or a sight or a sound should be, our stereotypes limit us from dreaming deeper.
Science needs the arts and arts needs the sciences. More to the point, greater culture needs healthy conditions for both. Without the arts and sciences thriving simultaneously, culture can never be more than a day-to-day monotony, without purpose.
When not presented overtly, violence often gets portrayed by proxy, with comic or athletic or financial scenarios standing in for a good physical thumping.
Beginners mind facilitates clarity of vision because the viewer makes observations with a clear field of sight. It’s the ability to let go of what you know, to trust that it will still be there when you need it, but to not let it get in the way of seeing something as if it were the first time.
The province of writers should remain practically sacrosanct in terms of legal and cultural protections when speaking directly to readers.
Creatives of all stripes need the freedom to strut and fret without undo external influences.
I worry that the story of how it got there and all of the many decisions that brought it into being—who designed it, who manufactured it, who shipped it, sold it, took it home, wore it, and ultimately hung it up for perpetuity might never be told.